Doors Open Pittsburgh: October 7 & 8
Visit a speakeasy hidden inside Pittsburgh’s premier historic hotel. Explore the offices of Mayor Bill Peduto. Step into an Art Deco bank vault. Encounter a friendly ghost inhabiting a mansion designed by H.H. Richardson. If this all screams “off limits!” to you, think again.
The doors to some of Pittsburgh’s iconic landmarks and newly designed buildings are about to swing open to the public.
This unique event showcases 69 spaces throughout Downtown, the North Side and the Strip. New this year are “Insider Tours” led by experts. Inside the Gothic Revival First Lutheran Church, see 2,000 pipes in the massive Casavant organ, view a 1765 Luther Bible and ring the tower bells. Head to the oldest surviving bank on Fourth Ave. to see the Beaux Arts boardroom, giant lions carved by Max Kohler and vintage accounting machines. Meander through the lagering caves at Penn Brewery, view the City-County Building’s rarely opened vault and peer into a 40-foot Tiffany glass dome inside the magnificent Union Trust Building.